Vlog 041: “Money, Money, Money”

As we near Christmas this post gives us a good reminder that as Canadians we are a part “rich” people that James addresses in chapter 5. Even if you are poor by Canadian standards you are rich compared to the rest of the globe. Let your richness cause you to overflow with thanksgiving and generosity if you’re going to compare yourself, compare yourself with the majority of the people around the world who have much less than you, rather than the minority who have more.

James 5:1-6 says,

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.



The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Jas 5:1–6). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

Vlog 040: Low German Accents and the Greatest Evil.

If you have never heard a low german accent you will want to watch this one… at least the begging. We also take a look at the end of James 4 and how the greatest evil/sin is to think and act as though there is no God or if there was how we don’t need Him.

Vlog 039: Are You an Adulterer?

James 4:4-6a says,

4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6 But he gives more grace.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Jas 4:4–6). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

Vlog 038: Give me ______?

Vlog 037: I Want That!

First couple minutes explain the giant marks on my forehead. Latter part of the video take a look at the first part of James 4:2. We take a look at one of the passions that leads to the quarrels and fights we talked about last week.

The big picture is to do what Paul says, “think of others as more important than yourself.”

Vlog 036: “I love you, I hate you”

First part of the video is a short update on my trip to Toronto and a request to pray for my sisters boyfriend and family. The latter half of the video gets back into the book of James. Chapter 4 is loaded with wisdom and practical application so we will be going through it verse by verse over the next few videos.

This video takes a quick look at one of the major reasons that we get into fights and quarrels with spouses, children, friends, co-workers etc. If you’ve ever argued or fought with someone find out why that is here.

Vlog 035: 40 Days of Praise, Part 4

We often say things like “I just wish I knew what God’s will for me is,” assuming we would do His will if we knew it. Well, if you have ever wanted to know God’s will here it is, at least part of it:

“16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

God’s will for us each and everyday is to be people who rejoice in Him, Who are in constant conversation and relationship with Him and who are thankful in every situation. This weeks video is on becoming a people who move daily towards giving thanks in every circumstance.

Vlog 034: The Choice to Rejoice, Part 3

Vlog 033: Praise Craze, Part 2

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